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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #35: Stuck on Repeat + Deities in Disguise

Once more we return, with the now-regular format of two monthly essays focusing on the most recent issue of The Wicked + The Divine. This time out, Alex takes a close look at the issue’s return to a familiar scene, and Tim delves into the latest revelations about Baal, and how they play into the series’ themes of identity, divinity and performance.

Spoilers right up to issue #35 below the cut.

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man 2

Welcome back, True Believers! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we’ll be taking it on one film at a time, asking questions like: How do these movies stack up after a decade of the MCU? How was cinema’s first connected universe built? And what even is a superhero film?

This time, we’re discussing the MCU’s first sequel, and a film that’s often considered one of the weakest entries in the series. But is it really all that bad?

IRON MAN 2 (2010)

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #34: Lost Connections + Unresponsive Narrators

Once more, we return. Once more, we have changed formats. It’s for a good reason, though – we managed to hit the first stretch goal on our brand new Patreon, which means Tim + Alex will be writing one essay each, every time a new issue of WicDiv drops. With a bit of luck, this will remain our format for the rest of the series – but you know what we’re like.

(Warning: Below the cut are lots and lots of spoilers for everything up to issue #34. Also, much wankery.)

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Incredible Hulk

Welcome, True Believers, to our new monthly blog series! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we’ll be taking it on one film at a time, asking questions like: How do these movies stack up after a decade of the MCU? How was cinema’s first connected universe built? And what even is a superhero film?

After covering Iron Man last month, this time we’re moving onto the black sheep of the Marvel family…

THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man

Welcome, True Believers, to our new monthly blog series! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we’ll be taking it on one film at a time, asking questions like: How do these movies stack up after a decade of the MCU? How was cinema’s first connected universe built? And what even is a superhero film?

We’ll be starting, unsurprisingly, with the very first MCU movie…

IRON MAN (2008)

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 5-1

Here we are. Finally, the top five tracks of 2017, as 100% objectively selected by Tim+Alex. In case you want to do a quick rundown before you dive in, you can find links to each part of the countdown below:

40-31 – LCD Soundsystem, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus
30-21 – Taylor Swift, Kitty, Los Campesinos!
20-11 – Steps, St Vincent, Dua Lipa
10-6 – Lorde, Charli XCX, Paramore

Let’s find out what’s left below the cut.

Happy New Year!

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 10-6

Happy New Year’s Eve! As we approach the top of our tracks of the year list, a couple of changes to the format. First, both Tim + Alex are writing up each track, trying to explain why we landed on these choices together. And because that means longer entries, second, we’re splitting the top 10 into two halves.

Here’s a playlist of tracks 10-6, but as ever there are embedded YouTube videos for each song below the cut, along with lots and lots of words.

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 20-11

Our (increasingly roughly) weekly partwork of 2017’s very finest tunes is back. Each week from now until New Year, collect 10 new tracks to build your own Tim + Alex Top 40 playlist!

You can find all the instalments so far here, and click over to Spotify for this week’s 10-track playlist. But if that doesn’t take your fancy, don’t fair – you’ll find all a write-up and YouTube video for every song below the cut. What are you waiting for?

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 30-21

It’s time for the second part of our roughly weekly partwork of 2017’s very finest tunes. Each week from now until New Year, collect 10 new tracks to build your own Tim + Alex Top 40 playlist!

Catch up with the first part of the list here, and if you want to listen along with this week’s instalment, check out the latest 10-track playlist on Spotify before jumping to our write-ups below the cut.

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #6: Hangovers, Covers, Death, Themes, Death

Guess who’s back with a brand new site? Yup, it’s the internet’s leading source of Wicked + Divine nonsense, Tim + Alex Get TWATD. Before we took to Tumblr (which will remain our primary home), TWATD ran as three-essays-at-a-time collections on Alex’s personal blog.

Once more, we return to that format. Except bigger, because Imperial Phase.

(Warning: Below the cut are lots and lots of spoilers for WicDiv issues #29-33. Also, much wankery.)

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